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a form of behavior characterized by a confident declaration or affirmation of a statement without need of proof. To assert oneself is to affirm one's rights or position withouteither aggressively transgressing the rights of another (assuming a position of dominance) or submissively permitting another to ignore or deny one's rights or rightful position.
assertiveness training instruction and practice in techniques for dealing with interpersonal conflicts and threatening situations in an assertive manner, avoiding the extremes of aggressive and submissive behavior. Such training has as its goals enabling the learner to express personal feelings freely, speak up for his or her rights, communicate disagreement effectively, accept compliments comfortably, persist in expressing a legitimate complaint, and negotiate mutually satisfying solutions to interpersonal situations in which there is some type of conflict.
1. a system of instruction or teaching.
2. preparation by instruction and practice; see also education.
assertiveness training instruction in techniques for handling of interpersonal conflicts and threatening situations without either submissiveness or aggression; see also assertiveness training.
in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assistance with the effective expression of feelings, needs, and ideas while respecting the rights of others.
autogenic training in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting with self-suggestions about feelings of heaviness and warmth for the purpose of inducing relaxation.
bladder training a program designed to help a patient gain better control over the flow of urine; examples include prompted voiding, bladder drill, patterned urge response toileting, pelvic floor exercises, and double void. Called also urinary bladder training.
bowel training a program to help a patient to learn to evacuate the bowel at specific intervals; see also bowel training.
gait training systematic activities designed to promote walking with or without assistive devices.
impulse control training in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting the patient to mediate impulsive behavior through application of problem-solving strategies to social and interpersonal situations.
memory training in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitation of memory.
urinary bladder training
1. bladder training.
urinary habit training in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as establishing a predictable pattern of bladder emptying to prevent incontinence for persons with limited cognitive ability who have urge, stress, or functional incontinence.
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assertiveness trainingAlternative psychology Behaviour modification in which a person is trained to distinguish between aggressiveness—a behaviour rooted in anger—and assertiveness. Assertiveness training is intended to convert anxiety, panic, fear of failure, and low self-esteem into positive interactions with others.
Psychiatry A process in which subjects are taught appropriate interpersonal responses involving frank, honest, and direct expression of their feelings.
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assertiveness trainingPsychiatry A procedure in which subjects are taught appropriate interpersonal responses involving frank, honest, and direct expression of their feelings, both positive and negative
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